hilmor Launches Second Annual Retool Your Future Scholarship Competition

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Following its inaugural year success, hilmor announces the return of the Retool Your Future scholarship program. Designed to help current and future HVAC/R students get the right tools in their hands before entering the industry, the scholarship contest will now award six grand prizes, twice as many as last year. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, innovative hilmor tools and a trip to the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, Illinois.

“hilmor created the Retool Your Future program to support the next generation of HVAC/R technicians and help students build a successful future in the HVAC/R industry,” said Andrea Halpin, senior marketing manager. “Last year’s program was a great success, producing some very inspiring stories from more than 550 submissions. We want to build on that success by awarding more winners and expanding the contest to Canada.”

To ensure that these aspiring HVAC/R technicians are well equipped with the proper tools to enter the industry, hilmor is outfitting each grand prize winner with a hilmor HVAC/R Starter Kit. This tool package features products necessary for HVAC/R technicians entering the industry, including the Dual Readout Thermometer, 2-Valve Aluminum Manifold, Quick-Engage Flare and Swage Kit and a Quick-Change Magnetic Nut Driver, as well as a 60” Hose Set, 9 in 1 Multi-Tool, Tri-Tube Bender, Service Wrenches, Deburrer, Hex Key Folding Set, Inspection Mirror and a Backpack Tool Bag. In addition, the six scholarship winners’ schools will receive a hilmor Green Wall, valued at $5,000, consisting of more than 40 HVAC/R tools, including hilmor’s new line of Tubing Cutters. Available in small and large diameter sizes, the Tubing Cutters help technicians make one-handed, precision cuts that don’t tear, pinch or kink copper and aluminum tubes.

To enter, students who are currently enrolled in or have applied for admission into an established, recognized HVAC/R school, can submit a 250-word essay explaining how the HVAC/R industry will “retool their life.” For contest rules and information on how to enter, visit www.RetoolYourFuture.com. The contest opens July 1 and closes Sept. 30. For more information on last year’s winners’ stories, visit hilmor’s YouTube channel.